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World record for Chiayi skater
High-school students Lo Pei-yu (羅珮瑜), back, and Chen Pei-yi (陳貝怡) from Chiayi practice skating on Thursday, Nov. 24. The two shone at the 2016 World Inline Freestyle Championship 2016 (世界自由式滑輪錦標賽) in Bangkok, with Lo earning gold and Chen scoring silver. Besides winning a trophy in the "Speed Slalom" event, Lo broke the women's world record with a time of 5.129 seconds.
 
The Executive Yuan reiterated Thursday that China Airlines (CAL, 華航), one of Taiwan's leading international carriers will take over all domestic and overseas routes from financially troubled TransAsia Airways (復興航空) as a temporary measure after TransAsia announced earlier this week that it is closing due to massive losses.
 
A disturbance in waters off southern Guam has been upgraded to a tropical depression and could develop into a tropical storm although it is unlikely to impact Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Thursday.
 
HIV-positive individuals will be able to donate their organs to each other under a draft amendment passed on Thursday during an Executive Yuan meeting.
 
Tamsui recorded a temperature of 16.2 degrees Celsius Thursday morning, the lowest for this autumn, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
 
State-run petroleum refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan might raise its gasoline and diesel prices by NT$0.7 (US$0.02) and NT$0.8 per liter, respectively, next week after Iraq said it would cut its oil output.
 
Lien Hui-hsin (連惠心), eldest daughter of former vice president and Kuomintang Chairman Lien Chan, has been found not guilty over allegations of violating the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act in a case from 2013.
 
Artistic chops
These model lambs, photographed on Thursday, Nov. 24, are examples of what will be displayed at the 2016 Livestock and Agriculture Festival (2016農畜聯合開放日暨種苗節) in Tainan, Saturday, Nov. 26.
 
Army Commander Gen. Chiu Kuo-cheng has been appointed as the military's chief of the general staff, replacing Gen. Yen Teh-fa, who is to retire on Dec. 1, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Thursday.
 
Premier blames CAA for negligence
Premier Lin Chuan on Wednesday said the government would likely hold the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民航局) accountable for negligence ahead of TransAsia's (復興航空) shock announcement that it was closing due to financial difficulties.
 
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